The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Games 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.60% - -
As % of the General category 1.45% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £369 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £373 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +24.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Games
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

General Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
138 207 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 41.57% 56.40% 52.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 158 188
Average daily rate £400 £440 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £560 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £38.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Swindon region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Swindon region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (81.82%) Hibernate
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) Spring
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 3 (27.27%) JBehave
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Apache
6 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
6 2 (18.18%) Ant
6 2 (18.18%) Maven
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Puppet
6 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) JBehave
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Java Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Java Software Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Financial Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer in Test
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) Hibernate
1 9 (81.82%) Spring
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet